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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Subhan, Aman to vie for men’s singles title

ISLAMABAD: Subhan bin Salik and Aman Attique Khan moved into the men’s singles final of the CAA National Tennis Championship at the Islamabad Tennis Complex courts on Tuesday. In the semi-finals, Subhan edged out Zalan Khan 6-4, 7-6(4) while Aman blanked Saifullah Khalid Khawaja 6-0, 6-0. Mahvish Chishti and Farida Farooqi will be pitted against each other 11

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Aman defeats Musa to reach junior tennis semi-finals

ISLAMABAD: Aman Attique Khan got the better of Musa Chaudhry in straight sets to make it to the semi-finals of National Junior Civil Aviation Tennis Championship here at the Islamabad Complex courts. Aman won in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. Zalan Khan and Wasel Raza also moved into the last four stage.Results: Men’s singles first round: Touseef bt Shahbaz

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Punjab Badminton Championship rolls into action

LAHORE: Punjab Badminton Championship started Monday at Nishtar Park Sports Complex Gymnasium Hall. Majid Ali Ch, President Punjab Badminton Association, inaugurated the event. While addressing the participants he said it is the biggest badminton event in Punjab as ‘we are seeing more than 200 male and female entries in these championships. We will continue

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM ‘Japan must recognise all Kurils as Russian’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday after meeting his Japanese counterpart that Tokyo must recognise Moscow’s sovereignty over all of the disputed south Kuril islands in order for peace talks to continue. The two diplomats met for the first time since leaders of Japan and Russia agreed last year to increase efforts to sign a treaty

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM Pakistan in trouble after De Kock’s ton’

JHANNESBURG: A century by Quinton de Kock and a double strike by Dale Steyn kept South Africa on course to complete a series clean sweep on the third day of the third and final Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. Set to make a daunting 381 to win, Pakistan were 153 for three at the close, needing another 228 runs. De Kock made an imperious 3

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM Rayudu reported for suspect bowling action

NEW DELHI: India’s Ambati Rayudu has been reported for a suspect bowling action in the first One-day International against Australia, the International Cricket Council said Sunday. The part-time spinner’s action was flagged by match officials, citing concerns about its legality, after the match in Sydney.“Rayudu’s bowling action will now be scrutinised 2

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Kerber says confidence, motivation sky high

MELBOURNE: Wimbledon tennis champion Angelique Kerber Saturday said her confidence and motivation were sky high and her form good, but she is thinking no further than round one of the opening Grand Slam of the year. Despite her reticence to look too far forward, the world number two is seen as one of the favourites for the Australian Open crown, carrying 3

January 12, 2019 12:00 AM Hamza keeps winning in National U-18 Snooker

ISLAMABAD: National Under-16 champion Hamza Ilyas progressed further in the National Jubilee Insurance Under-18 Championship at the Pakistan Sports Complex Hall Islamabad Friday. Hamza Ilays beat Malak Rayyan Khan (KP) 3-1 (42-44, 41-29, 60-52, 87-14) to make it to the knock out stage. Other results: M Naseem Akhtar (Pjb) bt Munsif uddin (KP) 3-0 (66-31, 69-08, 63-42); Sheharyar 3

January 12, 2019 12:00 AM Heartbreak and disbelief as Murray announces retirement

MELBOURNE: Tennis ace Andy Murray’s tearful announcement Friday that he’ll be forced to retire this year prompted a volley of tributes to the man, fond recollections of a historic career and encouragement to serve up a fitting farewell. American star Andy Roddick led the tributes to the former world number one, describing his 11-time opponent as an “absolute 2

January 12, 2019 12:00 AM Bracewell, Kuggeleijn set up New Zealand’s T20 win

AUCKLAND: The recalled Doug Bracewell and debutant Scott Kuggeleijn starred with bat and ball for New Zealand to beat Sri Lanka by 35 runs in the one-off Twenty20 match in Auckland on Friday. It ended a dismal tour for the Sri Lankans with the drawn first Test followed by a succession of losses in the second Test, three one-dayers and the Twenty20. New Zealand 2